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This is an ideal variety to grow if you are short on space. It has a compact growing habit and produces medium length pods full of white beans. It also has lovely foliage so you can even grow it in the garden border. Sow seeds in late October to January in a sheltered spot, in double rows 23cm (9in) apart. When the plants are in full flower, pinch out the tops to encourage fuller pods and to deter blackfly. Growing Limnanthes douglasii (the Poached egg plant) as a companion will attract ladybords and hoverflies which will help keep blackfly numbers down. A barrier of garlic planted alongside can prevent damage by bean weevils.
Plant type: Vegetable
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: October to January
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